St Christopher’s School site developers plan more consultation with locals

August 31 2021

THE former St Christopher's School site now has a website managed by the developer's communication team, MPC.  
The Westbury Park Community Association (WPCA) have been key in setting up the first contact with the immediate neighbours to include them in talks about future development plans. Members of the project team held a series of meetings with the Westbury park Community Association and local councillors in June and site tours were arranged in July to get an understanding of local issues.
Speaking on behalf of the WPCA, Jeff Bishop said: “We can report that the website has been updated and now includes a list of major issues raised by people attending the one to one meetings and open sessions in July, and information on the various technical consultants appointed by the developers.
“We remain in regular contact with MPC who assure us that the issue concerning the location, height and design of the new apartments has been relayed to the project's design team.   A workshop with key stakeholders (including the WPCA) is planned for mid September with a fully open-to-all event probably a few weeks later.”
Plans for a new Extra Care community on the site include converting the five lodges that face the Downs on Westbury Park.
Key themes that came from the site tours were the sizing and siting of new development and the proximity of this to neighbouring properties; strong views that there should be no form of access onto The Glen; the impact that new development could have on local parking challenges,;how the development could support local biodiversity and opportunities for community uses on the site including links with Westbury Park School.
To contact the project team regarding community feedback email or call 0800 148 8911.